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Payment Options for Credit Courses

Full payments for tuition and fees (or payment arrangements) are due when you register for classes.

You must pay your bill (or make payment arrangements) by the payment deadline to avoid having your class registrations dropped. 

We are currently unable to accept payments in person at our cashiers' offices through August 1, 2021. You can make payments online through MyMC, including partial payments of your balance. If paying by check, you can mail your payment to the Rockville cashier's office. 

Beginning August 2, 2021, we will have limited in-person cashier services available at our cashier locations. Our cashier offices will be open two days per week in August at each campus: 

  • Germantown: Monday and Wednesday
  • Rockville: Thursday and Friday
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Tuesday and Thursday

The hours at all locations are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch). See Payments in Full for more information. 

To make a partial payment toward your balance, please follow these steps: How to Make a Partial Payment through MyMC (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) . We also offer interest-free Tuition Installment Plans to spread out your payments over time. 

See below for all payment options. 

If you have payment inquiries, please email Accounts Receivable at acctrec@montgomerycollege.edu.

E-bill is the official billing method of Montgomery College. We will send an e-mail notification to the student’s official College e-mail account when an e-bill is available for viewing. Students can add authorized users in the Pay My Bill area of MyMC. If you are having issues accessing your MyMC account or your College e-mail account, please contact the IT Service Desk. 

Payments in Full

You can make full payments through the following methods. 

Online through MyMC

Online services are available through MyMC, our secure payment portal. We accept the following forms of online payments:  

  • Debit and Credit Card - We accept major debit and credit card brands including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
  • ATM Debit Card - The following networks are supported: Accel, NYCE, Pulse, and Star. Debit cards issued by Bank of America, Chase, US Bank, and Wells Fargo cannot be processed as a debit card online.
In Person 

We are currently unable to accept payments in person at our cashiers' offices through August 1, 2021.

Beginning August 2, 2021, we will have limited in-person cashier services available at our cashier locations. Our cashier offices will be open two days per week in August at each campus: 

  • Germantown: Monday and Wednesday (SA - Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building)
  • Rockville: Thursday and Friday (SV - Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center) 
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Tuesday and Thursday (ST - Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center) 

The hours at all locations are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch). 

In-person payments may be made by cash, check*, money order*, or debit/credit cards with the Mastercard, Visa, and Discover logos. 

By Mail

Checks and money orders may be mailed to:

Montgomery College
Cashier’s Office
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

* Important Notes on Paying by Check or Money Order:

  • Checks and money orders must be made payable to MONTGOMERY COLLEGE. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.  
  • Include your student M number and a phone number on the check or money order.
  • Montgomery College does not accept counter checks, two-party checks, or starter checks.
Flywire (International Wires)

Montgomery College has partnered with Flywire to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With Flywire, international students receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent foreign exchange rates, generally allowing payments to be made in a student’s home currency
  • Payment tracking through the transfer process via a student dashboard
  • Email confirmation when payment is received by the college
  • Fast and secure payments
  • Assurance that the exact payment amount sent is the same amount received by the college (no hidden bank fees)

Go to Flywire to begin the payment process, to learn more about Flywire, or to find international support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Skype, email, or by phone at 1-800-346-9252.

A Montgomery College ID (M number) is required when using Flywire and the College will only accept payments up to your current balance due. 

 

Tuition Installment Plans

Spread your payments out over time with an interest-free installment plan.

By enrolling in the interest-free MC Tuition Installment Plan (TIP), you can use a debit/credit account to make automatic payments and spread your payments over time.

MC TIP allows students to pay their tuition in several payments. Each term is independent and must be enrolled in separately. 

  • You must enroll in a TIP by the payment deadline.
  • The payment due dates for your TIP are fixed and cannot be changed.
  • You should carefully read your agreement when you sign up for a TIP plan so that you understand your obligations under the plan.
  • INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS MAY CHANGE over time to account for any new charges, payments, or financial aid adjustments.

Important note for financial aid applicants: If you sign up for a TIP, your plan will adjust when your aid is applied to your account. If your aid is applied and you are due a refund based on payments already made, you will be issued a refund.

Fees and Payment Schedules
  • For summer terms, the non-refundable enrollment fee is $20.00 per term.
  • For fall and spring terms, the non-refundable enrollment fee is $35.00 per term.

The number of payments in a plan vary. Always check the charts below for payment schedules. Typical plans have two to four scheduled payments. Summer plans typically have two scheduled payments. Full term (spring and fall) plans typically have three to four scheduled payments. For spring 2021, we are offering plans with up to eight payments. Payment schedules include a down payment due at the time of enrollment in the TIP and one or more follow-up payments later in the term depending on the plan.

To view and enroll in the MC TIP to pay for credit courses only, log in to MyMC and click on Pay My Bill. 

If you are enrolled in both credit and WDCE courses, do not enroll in a TIP online. You must go to the Cashier’s Office to enroll in a payment plan. If you are enrolled in noncredit (WDCE) courses only, visit the Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WDCE) TIP page for more information in enrolling in a payment plan. 

 

 

Third Party/Sponsored Payment: Payment by employer, military or other agencies

Information for those receiving assistance with tuition and fees from an employer or other agency.

If you have an employer or other agency assisting you with your tuition and fee charges and they require an invoice to send payment, you will need to provide Montgomery College with authorization from your sponsor. The authorization must include the following information: 

  • Your name and student identification number (M number)
  • The name and billing address of the organization sponsoring you
  • A contact name and phone number from the organization
  • A specific statement that authorizes Montgomery College to bill the organization
  • The total dollar amount to be billed to the organization
  • Billing requirements from the organization
  • Official signature (electronic signatures accepted) from organization
Important Information: 
  • Sponsor authorizations must be received well in advance of the start of the term’s payment deadlines.  The  payment deadlines for each term normally begin 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the term.
  • Sponsor authorizations that do not include all of the required information will be returned to the sponsor and your organization will not be billed.
  • Montgomery College requires you to submit new documents for each term you attend. You cannot submit one document for an academic year or multiple terms.

Please also note: 

  • If your sponsor authorization is based on course completion or attainment of a certain grade before payment is made, you need to pay for your classes and wait to be reimbursed by your employer. 
    • Montgomery College does not defer tuition while you wait to be paid by your employer.
  • If your sponsor is not paying 100% of your tuition charges you will be required to pay your portion of the charges to the Cashier at the time your form is submitted. Also, it is your responsibility to supply your sponsor with grades or certificates of completion. This is not done by the College , even if the documentation from your sponsor authorizes the release of such items.
  • If your sponsor has indicated that they will pay for book charges, keep a copy of the documentation and submit it to the Follett Bookstore when you purchase your books.
  • Once your documentation has been received, an indicator will be placed on your account that will hold your classes until the charges are billed. If you decide not to attend a specific class or classes once you have submitted paperwork, then you must drop the class by the specified refund date in order to not be financially responsible for the charges.
  • Sponsors are billed after the fourth week of classes during the fall and spring term. During the summer terms, sponsors are billed after the second week of classes. In the case of noncredit (WDCE) classes, sponsors are billed after the refund date for the particular class has expired.

How to Submit Authorizations:

  • Sponsor authorizations should be submitted by email to sponsorbilling@montgomerycollege.edu.  Email is our preferred method of sponsor authorization submission.  Authorizations may also be faxed to Accounts Receivable Office at 240-567-0536.

 

Accounts in Collection
  • Students whose accounts have been sent to the State of Maryland Central Collections Unit (CCU) must make their payments directly to the CCU.
  • If your account is in collection, you can contact the CCU at 1-888-248-0345 for assistance with making payments or setting up a payment plan. 

Important - please read:

  • If your account is in collections you will not have access to Montgomery College services such as; registration or transcripts until the balance has been paid in full.
  • It can take up to 6 weeks for CCU to notify Montgomery College of payment.  
    • We must receive notification of payment prior to posting the payment to your Montgomery College student account.  Official notification is not sent to Montgomery College by the CCU until the month following your payment.
  • If you have made payment in full to CCU and wish to confirm payment at the earliest opportunity, please email collections@montgomerycollege.edu 48 hours after payment has been made and the collections specialist will review your account and respond to you confirming receipt of your payment by the CCU.
  • Once full payment has been verified by Montgomery College, any holds which prevent access to services can be lifted within 72 hours.   Your CCU payment will be posted to your student account when we receive official notification of payment from the CCU which we receive the next month as noted above.

Payment and contact information for the State of Maryland Central Collections Unit:

  • Via State of Maryland Central Collections Unit (CCU) Payment Pagenew window
  • CCU General Information Numbers: 410-767-1220 or 1-888-248-0345.
  • Phone Payments: 833-847-9876 (24 hours a day)
  • Mail: (Do not send cash)
    Central Collection Unit
    P.O. Box 17277
    Baltimore, MD 21297-0386
  • In Person:
    • At the CCU Headquarters in Baltimore:
      • CCU Headquarters Office 
        300 W. Preston Street
        Baltimore, MD 21201
    • Or at any CCU Satellite Officesnew window: Individuals who need to visit CCU satellite offices will need to contact those offices to make an appointment. 

*Please note:  It can take 4 to 6 weeks for the MD CCU to notify Montgomery College of your payment.  If you have made a payment and wish to contact MC, please email collections@montgomerycollege.edu.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students receiving Financial Aid may deduct expected aid from their tuition and fee charges.

  • Students receiving Financial Aid may deduct expected aid from their tuition and fee charges.
  • If any amount is due, pay by the payment deadline.
  • Be sure to log in to MyMC and visit Financial Aid to review your expected financial aid, including any Montgomery College scholarships. In MyMC, go to View Account Balance to review your total charges. These tools should help you calculate any balance you may owe to Montgomery College after any expected financial aid is awarded on your account.
  • If we have your FAFSA on file and you have submitted all required documents, you will be able to submit the Class Reservation form in MyMC to protect your course registrations from being dropped for nonpayment.
  • If for any reason the student does not receive the expected financial aid, the student is responsible for all charges on their student account.
  • To learn more about available scholarships, please visit the Montgomery College Grants and Scholarships webpage.

Questions? 

Please contact us at 240-567-5000 or raptorcentral@montgomerycollege.edu for assistance. 

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